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Perth Scorchers join Western Power’s Shockproof team

Western Power and the Perth Scorchers have teamed up to teach children how to stay safe when using electricity in the home and playing outside.

The new partnership comes as Western Power was today announced as the Perth Scorchers' Community Education Partner for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 cricket seasons.

Western Power’s Head of Stakeholders and Communications Jennifer Morgans said the partnership would see Scorchers, including fan favourite Brad Hogg, play an integral role in Western Power’s successful Shockproofsafety program for schoolchildren.

“Our exciting new partnership with the Perth Scorchers will enhance Western Power’s grassroots delivery of electrical safety education to Western Australian families,” Ms Morgans said.

“Western Power’s Shockproof education program is an interactive electricity safety learning experience which has educated nearly 30,000 students this year.

“We are delighted that members of the Scorchers team will work with our community education team to share and promote the essential messages of our Shockproof electrical safety program.”

Perth Scorchers Commercial, Communication and Marketing General Manager Shay Nasta said the partnership would also see safety messages being promoted at Perth Scorchers home matches and through an education video starring Brad Hogg.

“It’s great to welcome Western Power back to the WA cricket family and to work with them to educate the local community about being safe around electricity through the various platforms available to us,” Mr Nasta said.

Western Power’s community educators travelled more than 4,000 kilometres this year to deliver Shockproof in 1,033 classrooms from as far north as Kalbarri and as far south as Albany.

“Children learn that if they see a fallen powerline they need to stay well clear and make the safe call to Western Power’s 13 13 51 emergency line which is also a lesson we encourage them to share with their parents,” Ms Morgans said.

The Shockproof program is provided free to schools connected to the Western Power network. For more information about Shockproof visit our Education page.

About Western Power:
Western Power is a State Government owned corporation that is committed to providing safe, reliable and affordable electricity to more than one million customers across a network area of 255,064 km2.

Media Contact, Simon Bailey – media@westernpower.com.auor 1300 139 240